Yes. Pursuant to Chapter 9.13 of the Vacaville Municipal Code, marijuana dispensaries may operate within the borders of the City of Vacaville. Cannabis retail storefronts in the city are permitted to be located in the CG (General Commercial District) zoning area.
Yes. Medical marijuana dispensaries are also legal in Vacaville under Chapter 9.13 of the city’s municipal code.
Yes. Vacaville residents can purchase cannabis from online cannabis dispensaries operating in the city. The city code permits the operation of cannabis delivery by licensed retail non-storefront outlets licensed in the city. Hence, persons who purchase cannabis from online cannabis dispensaries in the city can have their purchases delivered to their homes. Some dispensaries also offer in-store pickup services for buyers.
Dispensaries in Vacaville are popular destinations for cannabis lovers. Even for first-time cannabis users, visiting a dispensary in Vacaville is often an eye-opener experience for many visitors. Typically, marijuana dispensaries in the city have dedicated employees or budtenders who are well-trained in customer relations and have a wealth of experience in cannabis strains and uses. These persons anticipate questions from visitors or use the information provided to guide visitors in making the best selections. If you are unsure where to find cannabis dispensaries in Vacaville, use the search term "cannabis dispensaries near me" to locate the address of nearby weed dispensaries in the city.
Before visiting a Vacaville dispensary, you must be aware of the cannabis and cannabis dispensary laws in the city and California. Firstly, a valid government-issued ID is required to access the retail sales area in a dispensary. Usually, you will only be allowed to enter the dispensary if you show an acceptable ID. The ID presented must show that you are at least 21 years old. Per California laws, no individual under the age of 21 may be sold adult-use cannabis at an approved cannabis dispensary. However, if you are above 18 and hold a valid California medical marijuana card, you may legally purchase medical marijuana at a medical marijuana dispensary.
Visitors to Vacaville marijuana dispensaries should prepare to pay in cash. Note that as long as cannabis is illegal on the federal level, most financial institutions are likely to refuse to do business with dispensaries selling cannabis. Consequently, cannabis dispensaries prefer to collect payments in cash. However, there may be additional costs associated with using an ATM.
Cannabis dispensaries are permitted to operate in the City of Vacaville. The following laws relate to the location and operations of cannabis dispensaries in the City of Vacaville:
Cannabis dispensaries may not be located within 600 feet of a K-12 school, commercial daycare center, or youth center
Medical cannabis dispensaries must verify the age and all necessary documentation of each individual to ensure the customer is not under the age of 18 years
Cannabis dispensaries may have only that quantity of cannabis and cannabis products to meet the daily demand readily available for sale on-site in the retail sales area of the retailer. Additional products may be stored in a secured, locked area to which customers, vendors, and visitors shall not have access
Cannabis dispensaries must conduct check-in and age verifications for visitors. Sales may only be made to persons over the age of 21 (for adult-use cannabis)
Medical cannabis may be sold to persons between 18 and 20 if they present valid medical cannabis recommendations from California-licensed physicians
Cannabis dispensaries may not operate as or with a drive-in or drive-through at which cannabis goods are sold to persons within or about a motor vehicle
Cannabis products may not be consumed on the grounds of a dispensary
Cannabis dispensaries may only operate between 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. daily
Cannabis use for recreational purposes is legal for Vacaville residents aged 21 or older under the AUMA (Adult Use Marijuana Act). Such persons are permitted to possess up to 1 ounce of marijuana and 8 grams of marijuana concentrate. A Vacaville resident above 21 may cultivate up to six cannabis plants anywhere in the individual's private residence. No exterior evidence of cannabis cultivation may be observable from a public right-of-way. Other regulations for personal home cannabis cultivation in the city are contained in Chapter 9.14 of the Vacaville Municipal Code.
Vacaville adults may purchase cannabis for recreational use from dispensaries that have obtained the relevant state licenses and permits to operate in the city. They can also purchase cannabis legally from other approved dispensaries in California where cannabis sale is legal. Although transporting marijuana across state lines is illegal, Vacaville residents may transport cannabis from one California location to another, provided the transported items remain in sealed containers in the car's trunk. You violate California open container laws if caught in public with marijuana in open containers. It is illegal to consume cannabis in public or on federally owned buildings or drive under the influence of cannabis.
In Vacaville, consuming medical cannabis in public or while driving is illegal. Medical cannabis consumption is approved in private residences but not in public locations. Incapacitated Vacaville medical marijuana patients or patients under 18 may legally assign caregivers to help purchase and administer medicinal cannabis. Patients may grow up to six mature or twelve immature marijuana plants indoors.
You can obtain a medical marijuana card in Vacaville if your application to the Solano County Department of Public Health is successful. Per California law, applications for medical marijuana cards must be submitted to county health offices. To set up an appointment with the Solano County Department of Public Health, call the department at (707) 784-8060. However, before you may apply, you must fulfill the following conditions:
Be a legal resident of the City of Vacaville
Be 18 or older or have proof of emancipation
Have a qualifying medical condition, such as persistent muscle spasms, cancer, AIDS, migraine, arthritis, severe nausea, seizures, or any other approved medical condition
Have obtained a recommendation from a California-licensed physician certifying that medical marijuana use is appropriate for your medical condition
Be a caregiver whose patient meets the conditions stated above
At your appointment, the following will be required:
A completed MMIC application form
A valid government-issued photo ID, such as a California driver’s license or any other ID issued by the government of California
Proof of residence in Vacaville or another Solano County location
A non-refundable application fee of up to $100. If you are a beneficiary of Medi-Cal, you are eligible for a 50% discount on the application fee
For more information on getting a medical marijuana card in Vacaville, visit the Solano County Department of Public Health website or the office’s address at:
Department of Public Health
275 Beck Avenue, MS 5-185
Fairfield, CA 94533
After submitting your medical marijuana identification card application, the county health department will review your application. Upon approval, the county office will notify you to pick up your card when available. It may take up to 35 days for your medical marijuana card to be ready for pickup.
Cannabis consumption is legal in private residences or homes in Vacaville. If you do not own the residence in which you live, contact the rent agreement, property manager, or landlord before consuming cannabis in such an apartment. Vacaville employers may also enforce workplace policies prohibiting cannabis use at work.
You can buy cannabis at a Vacaville dispensary by ordering cannabis online or visiting the physical address of a dispensary. A valid government-issued ID will be required to complete your purchase.
The average price of one gram of high-quality cannabis in Vacaville costs about $18.
Wedding Cake and GG4 are two of the most popular cannabis strains in Vacaville.
No. Cannabis smoking in public is illegal in the City of Vacaville. Also, the California Health & Safety Code prohibits cannabis smoking in any public location. You will be liable to pay a $100 fine for violating this law.
Under the MAUCRSA, Vacaville residents of legal age may possess up to 28 grams of marijuana and 8 grams of cannabis-infused items. Also, Vacaville adults aged 21 or older can cultivate up to six plants for personal recreational use at home. Medical marijuana patients can possess up to 8 ounces of medical cannabis or medical cannabis products daily. Vacaville medical cannabis patients can cultivate up to 12 immature cannabis plants and 6 mature plants at home.
No. Shipping cannabis across state lines in Vacaville is illegal
Yes, you can order marijuana online in Vacaville. Cannabis delivery is also legal per city ordinance.
No. Per Section 9.13.400 of the Vacaville Municipal Code, cannabis retail storefront businesses may only operate daily between 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m.
Tourists in the City of Vacaville with valid government-issued IDs may buy adult-use marijuana in the city. However, Vacaville tourists cannot buy medical marijuana unless enrolled in the California Medical Marijuana Program.
Yes. You must provide a government-issued ID showing you are 21 or older to be allowed to enter a dispensary in the city. If you want to buy medicinal marijuana, you must show your physician’s recommendation or medical marijuana card.
Tree Frog Botanicals and Wako Bako are two of the best cannabis retail outlets serving cannabis users in Vacaville.
Yes. Vacaville cannabis dispensaries scan the IDs of customers before allowing them to enter the dispensary premises or cannabis retail areas. ID scanning is typically done to ensure buyers are of legal age to buy cannabis in the city.
There is no official source on the number of weed dispensaries in Vacaville. However, there is no cap on the number of retail storefront businesses that may be established in the city. Per Section 9.13.100 of the Vacaville Municipal Code, the number of cannabis retail business licenses that may be issued in the city will be established by a resolution of the City Council.
No. Cannabis dispensaries in Vacaville do not usually accept credit cards. Cash is the preferred means of completing transactions. Some dispensaries may accept debit cards.
You may visit multiple marijuana dispensaries in one day in Vacaville. However, per state law, you will not be able to buy more cannabis or cannabis products than is permitted.
Vacaville dispensaries do not take health insurance from cannabis buyers. Health insurance policies do not cover marijuana transactions.
Yes. Per Section 9.13.380 of the Vacaville Municipal Code, dispensaries in the city are required to maintain a point-of-sales application to track the quantity of cannabis purchased by visitors.
In Vacaville, you cannot legally enter a marijuana dispensary unless you are at least 21 years old. You will be required to present an ID showing you are of legal age before entering a dispensary. If you are 18 or older and have a medical cannabis recommendation, you may enter a medical cannabis dispensary in the city.
Cannabis activities in Vacaville are regulated by the California Department of Cannabis Control (DCC). You may obtain more information on cannabis activities in Vacaville by contacting the City Manager’s Office.
You can report illegal cannabis activities in Vacaville using the complaint filing tool on the Department of Cannabis Control website or by contacting the Vacaville Code Enforcement Unit. You may also report illegal cannabis operations to the City of Vacaville Police Department (VVPD) using the online crime reporting tool of the VVPD website.